Pittsburgh Raceway Park getting all dressed up for return of Nitro Jam
Nitro Jam Media
May 9, 2012
With the 2012 racing season finally upon us, Pittsburgh Raceway Park has been hard at work dressing up its facility and adding new features to improve the quality of racing at the legendary facility located in New Alexandria, Pennsylvania.
Among the many improvements is a net at the top end, an extended sand trap, improvements to the starting line including advanced sensors, updates to the grandstands, tower, staging lanes and an extensive grinding project to improve the racing surface.
As a result of the track improvements most classes will move to a quarter-mile distance this season, while Top Sportsman and Top Dragster will compete at a distance of 1,000 feet. The 1,000 foot distance will allow the two quickest and fastest sportsman classes to be featured alongside the professional rounds during the Nitro Jam show during the Pittsburgh Nitro Jam June 1-2.
The 2012 Pittsburgh Nitro Jam will feature an extra nitro class this year pushing the lineup to four nitro-burning machines in Pro Fuel Dragster, AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Harley and Fuel Altered. The event will also feature the return of the Grave Digger monster truck, the Shockwave jet semi plus three full days of sportsman racing during the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL.